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December 2009 Sightings in the Windsor Area

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Tuesday, December 15: The Lakeshore CBC was held Monday, December 14. The total species count (tentatively at 76 species) was well above our previous record high of 67 species which was set on December 22, 2001. Eleven species were new for the count and an additional 16 species tied or exceeded previous count totals. American Crow numbers were at record low numbers.

A few highlights include:
Double-crested Cormorant 2 - at Lakeview Marina - new for count
Cackling Goose 1 - at Sandpoint Beach - new for count
Tundra Swan 3,622 - record high count (1500 in 2002)
Gadwall 4 - new for count
Long-tailed Duck 2 - off Sandpoint Beach - new for count (count period in 2008)
Common Goldeneye 1,960 - record high count (1100 in 2001)
Wild Turkey 22- new for count
Peregrine Falcon 1 adult - Lauzon Parkway south side of EC Row
American Coot 1 - new for count
Red-headed Woodpecker 1 - new for count
Red-bellied Woodpecker 17 - record high count (8 in 2006)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1 - new for count
Blue Jay 130 - record high count (104 in 2005)
American Crow 23 - record low (vs. 35,750 in 2001)
American Robin 39 - record high count (18 in 2007)
Carolina Wren 12 - record high count (4 in 2006)
Yellow-rumped Warbler 3 - new for count
American Goldfinch 252 - record high count (133 in 2008)

Tuesday, December 08: Tufted Titmice continue to recover from their low numbers several years ago when West Nile Virus first entered the region. The nature centre feeders usally have titmice throughout the day and local residents are reporting this species visiting feeders on a regular basis.

Construction of the new nature centre is expected to begin in early March. Recently we have been moving some garden plants, locating underground services and taking soil samples in preparation for the work ahead. Plans for the new building are on dislpay at the centre.

Upcoming Christmas Bird Counts

Monday December 14 - Lakeshore (phone June Hurley 519-979-8126)

Saturday December 19 Cedar Creek (phone Ojibway 519-966-5852)

Sunday December 20 Rondeau (phone Keith Burk 519-676-2570)

Monday December 21 Pt. Pelee (phone Pt. Pelee 519-322-5700)

Sunday December 27 Holiday Beach (phone Betty Learmouth 519-944-0825)

Thursday January 1 Detroit River (phone Ojibway 519-966-5852)

 

 

 

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